Independence Audiobook, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Play Audiobook Sample

Independence Audiobook

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Read By: Nimisha Sirohi Publisher: HarperCollins India Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9789356294608

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

36

Longest Chapter Length:

53:41 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

42 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

17:47 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

12

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Publisher Description

THREE SISTERS. THEIR UNBREAKABLE BOND. AND A NATION ABOUT TO BE BORN.

Here is a river...

Here is a village...

Here is a grand old mansion...

Here is the country that contains them all...

India. August, 1946. Everything is about to change.

Priya, Jamini and Deepa, Dr Nabakumar Ganguly's daughters, live in Ranipur, Bengal, safe from the rising turbulence in the country. When their father is killed on Direct Action Day, their world turns upside-down.

Priya, the youngest, intelligent and idealistic, is determined to follow in her father's footsteps and become a doctor, no matter how difficult. She is fortunate to have the support of zamindar Somnath Chowdhury, her father's best friend. Jamini, devout, dutiful and talented, helps her mother stitch kanthas to make ends meet. Hungering for affection even as she is resentful of her sisters, she nurses a secret desire. Beautiful Deepa, the eldest, all set to marry well, falls in love with Raza, Youth Leader at the Muslim League, and must face the consequences.

When India is partitioned, the sisters find themselves separated from one another, afraid of what will happen to not only themselves, but also each other. It is only then that they understand what it means to be independent, and the price one has to pay for it.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's powerful new novel is a moving story of loyalty and love, nationhood and sisterhood, set against India's independence movement, at once exhilarating and devastating.

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'A spellbinding saga of the decolonization and partition of the Indian subcontinent, with a cast of vividly drawn, compelling characters.' AMITAV GHOSH

'A national movement unsettles a country. Only a powerful imagination can recreate how profoundly it changes three women's lives.' NAYANTARA SAHGAL

'I have long been a fan of Chitra Divakaruni's novels, but Independence is now my favorite.' LISA SEE

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About Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, activist, and professor. Her work has been published in over fifty magazines, including The Atlantic and The New Yorker, and included in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages, and several have been used for campus-wide reads and made into films and plays. She teaches at the University of Houston.